Image of queen projected on world’s tallest building in tribute 2,700 feet

The Queen’s image was projected onto the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai (Image: Reuters/EPA)

The world’s tallest building has been lit up with an image of Queen Elizabeth II in a 2,700m tribute to Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.

The Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai was also lit up with the Union Jack flag to pay tribute to Her Majesty, who died on Thursday aged 96.

It is one of many iconic buildings adorned with huge portraits of the Queen.

New York’s Empire State Building was dazzled with a purple and silver screen to pay tribute to the monarch.

A Twitter account for the building posted: “Tonight, our tower lights will glow purple and sparkle silver to honor the life and legacy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

An earlier post showed a black-and-white image capturing a young Queen on a visit to the world-famous skyscraper in 1957.

Meanwhile, Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate and Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking Rio de Janeiro were also lit up in red, blue and white.

Signs in the Big Apple and Las Vegas also featured the Queen’s portrait.

The Brandenburg Gate is lit up in the colors of the Union Jack to mark the death of Queen Elizabeth II, in Berlin, Germany, Friday, September 9, 2022. (Fabian Sommer/dpa via AP)

The Brandenburg Gate is lit up in the colors of the Union Jack (Image: AP)
Australia’s iconic Sydney Opera House (Image: AFP)

The Sydney Opera House displayed the Queen in her famous sails, hailing her as “a model of strength and stability”.

The site’s chief executive, Louise Herron, paid tribute to the monarch’s “life of humanity, stoicism and grace”.

Closer to home, Legoland in Windsor added flags at half-mast and figurines depicting mourners laying flowers on Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace exhibitions.

Meanwhile, the lights on the Eiffel Tower in Paris were switched off at midnight on Friday to express the city’s “deep sympathy and support for the people of the United Kingdom”, Mayor Anne Hidalgo said.


Expected schedule of key events in the coming days

  • Friday September 9: Charles gives the first speech to the nation
  • Saturday September 10: Charles was officially proclaimed King
  • Sunday, September 11: The Queen’s coffin moved from Holyroodhouse
  • Monday September 12: The Queen is in state in Edinburgh
  • Tuesday September 13: The Queen’s coffin was taken to London
  • Wednesday September 14: Official procession of the coffin
  • Until Saturday, September 17: The queen is in state
  • Sunday September 18: Funeral preparations
  • Monday September 19: The state funeral takes place
  • Tuesday September 20: The period of national mourning is over
  • Monday September 26: The royal family’s mourning period is coming to an end

Britain has officially entered a period of national mourning following the Queen’s death.

It will continue until the end of the day of the State Funeral which is scheduled to take place next Monday 19th September.

Queues to see the monarch lie in state are said to stretch up to five miles, with people hoping to pay their last respects warned they could face a 20-hour wait.

This morning King Charles addressed Parliament for the first time as Britain’s monarch – as MPs and peers gathered to pay tribute to his beloved mother.

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